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Welcome to LDFs blog & helpful advice page. Here, you can keep up­to­date with the latest goings on from LDF and the drainage industry in general, as well as stay alert to the best tips regarding your drainage.
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The Latest Trends in the Drain Cleaning Industry

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Using the Latest Tech to Solve and Prevent Drain Blockages What technology is used to keeping the waste flowing smoothly in the hidden network beneath your feet? With every passing year, population and economic growth are putting increasing pressure and demand on our water resources. Nowhere is this more evident than in the world’s major […]


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How to Source the Best Drain Cleaning Contractors in London

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Everyone is faced with a blocked drain from time to time. Having an effective contractor to hand will prevent a drama from turning into a crisis. Even if you follow all the rules about what should or should not go down the drain, every homeowner is faced with the occasional blockage. This is particularly the […]


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Raw Sewage Floods the Streets of Cannock

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

Fatberg Causes New Year Disruption in Staffordshire Town  Two years ago, London’s 130-ton fatberg hit the headlines. But similar manifestations are emerging elsewhere across the country.  Residents of the Staffordshire town of Cannock had their new year celebrations disrupted in the most unpleasant way imaginable when a fatberg led to chaos, flooding gallons of raw […]


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Sustainable Drainage for Driveways

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Make Sure Your Driveway Drains Properly and Meets Planning Rules Putting in off-street parking makes life more convenient and add to the value of your home. But make sure you think about drainage from the outset. Towns and cities the length and breadth of the UK have street after street of homes that were built […]


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Planning An Extension? Check Your Drains First

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

Be Clear About What Lies Beneath Before You Do Anything Else Failing to take drainage into proper account is one of the most common and costly mistakes when planning and constructing an extension. Home improvement has never been more popular, and across the towns and cities of the UK, it is impossible to go down […]


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London Bridge Is Dug Up to Solve Drainage Problems

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

More Work Needed Months After £1 Billion Renovation Water leaks at the redeveloped London Bridge Station mean the area is once again swarming with workmen, only weeks after the project was completed. At the end of May, the new-look London Bridge Station was formally opened by the Duke of Cambridge, following a five-year project that […]


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London Bridge Station


Autumn Maintenance Tasks to Prevent Water Damage and Flooding

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

It’s Time to Batten Down the Hatches and Prepare for Winter We have enjoyed one of the best summers on record. But now it’s time to ask yourself whether your home is prepared for the months ahead. The kids are firmly back in the school routine, the evenings are getting shorter, and you are waking […]


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Blocked Drains are Still Causing Flash Floods in the UK

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Despite One of the Driest Summers Ever, Flooding is Still a Problem The summer of 2018 will go down in history as one of the hottest – yet flood risk is ever present across the nation’s cities People have been harking back to the endless sun and the baked yellow grass of 1976, as temperatures […]


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Richmond flooded


Climate Change Will Put Pressure on Drains

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Floods brought about by storms and rising sea levels could become the norm, as climate change threatens the infrastructure in the UK’s capital


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London flood defence


Birmingham’s Flooding Highlights Need to Keep Drains Clean

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Experts agree that the impact of Birmingham’s recent floods was mitigated thanks to regular maintenance of the city’s drainage system.


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Torrential rain in Birmingham


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